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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> an intriguing proposition tonight about what might be in store for google. the company reportedly plans to start opening retail stores in the united states by the end of the year. the stores, like those of its competitors, apple and microsoft, would let customers get a better feel for its products such as its new tablets and smartphones. >>> a possible hopeful sign for wrestling fans who are grappling with this week's news that the sport will be dropped from the 2020 olympics. a group of prominent american wrestlers is planning to meet with wrestling leaders from a number of countries, including iran, to fight the olympic committee's decision to drop the sport. >>> a close call in the ocean off san diego. lifeguards and specialists from sea world teamed up to rescue a baby dolphin that got itself tangled up in some fishing line. a group of kayakers saw what was going on and contacted authorities who got there just in time. >>> this was coming out day for some new arrivals at a seattle zoo. four 3-month-old lion cubs made their public debut at the woodland park zoo after
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
, facebook cofounder mark zuckerberg, google co-founder sergei brynn and others formed a nonprofit called breakthrough prize in life sciences. instead of recognizing scientists who are already known for their accomplishments, these 11 recipients are young and studying novel breakthroughs in cancer, gene therapy, and stem-cell research. >> these are people who don't necessarily get a lot of recognition but they're actually doing things that impact all of our lives. >> reporter: more than twice the amount of the nobel prize, the breakthrough prize is the largest scientific award that exists. the $3 million allows a scientist to invest in a lab and recruit other young scientists, allowing them to rely less on increasingly tight federal budgets. >> it's making a statement by rewarding the people who have been making progress. >> reporter: the announcement of this prize may mean that the future of research in the united states is going to be very different. it may no longer be dependent on east coast establishments like the nih and national cancer institute. it may instead lie on the ot
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